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Letters to the Editor - July 1-7, 2010


State has electrifying vision of I-5 corridor

The country’s first electric highway is about to become reality, according to an announcement from Washington state governor Christine Gregoire.

Luke Ridnour to lead annual Fourth of July parade

Ridnour will serve as grand marshal of Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade this year.

District renews Spanjer’s contract

The Blaine school board voted 5-0 at its regular monthly meeting Monday night to renew superintendent Ron Spanjer’s contract until 2013; the next time it will come up for renewal.

Gardener’s market to feature toy sailboat races

Organizers of the Blaine Gardener’s Market have scheduled the First International Market Day toy boat races for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at the H Street plaza.

Fundraiser aims to ‘raise the roof’

Habitat For Humanity will hold its 8th annual Raise The Roof fundraising dinner and auction starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Lakeway Inn in Bellingham.

American Life in Poetry

Don’t flush your energy savings down the drain

A great deal of attention centers on the importance of saving energy and water, with comparatively little thought about the direct relationship between water conservation and energy savings.

Border agents seize alleged child porn

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 250 images of alleged child pornography and erotica from a 44-year-old Calgary, Alberta man on June 20.

Birch Bay sandcastle contest winners June 26, 2010

Birch Bay sandcastle contest winners June 26, 2010

This Fourth of July, pack it in and pack it out

Blaine grad earns honors at CPSU

Amanda Johansen, a 2005 Blaine high school alumnus, recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Young At Heart

July brings us to another birthday of our nation, as we are reminded of our great American heritage and the freedom and responsibilities entrusted to us.


Blaine’s Ridnour a coach for all seasons

Concluding his fifth season as the Slam’s only coach, Ridnour relishes the differences between coaching basketball at this level and roaming the sidelines at Blaine high school.

Blaine’s Statham shines in all-star game

Statham was selected to play in the Earl Barden Classic, East-West All-Star game at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.

Blaine boys honored in baseball, track

Blaine athletes continued to reap honors for spring sports this week.


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